Is solicitor client privilege a substantive right?

Alberta, Canada

The following excerpt is from Canada (National Revenue) v. Newport Pacific Financial Group SA, 2010, 2010 ABQB 568 (CanLII):

Solosky v. The Queen, 1979 CanLII 9 (SCC), [1980] 1 S.C.R. 821, recognizes solicitor client privilege as a substantive right and not just a rule of evidence.

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